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The Mountains are Calling
Running in the High Places of Scotland
The Mountains Are Calling is the exhilarating story of the runners who go to high places. From its wild origins in the Highlands, hill running in Scotland remains as pure and traditional as sport gets. Jonny Muir explores the history and culture of the sport, and meets the legends of hill running who are revered for their extraordinary endurance. As he discovers the insatiable lure of the hills, a calling leads him to the supreme test of mountain running: Ramsay's Round - a continuous loop of 23 of Scotland highest mountains, to be completed within 24 hours. This book is lavishly illustrated with maps and two sections of delightful colour plates.
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`A paean of praise for the mountains and the runners who go there.' '-Alastair Humphreys, author of Microadventures and Grand Adventures; ``Inspirational and highly readable, Jonny Muir eloquently describes the mountains and the extraordinary people who run in them.''-Claire Maxted